body heat

noun

Definition of body heat 

: heat produced in the body of a living animal by metabolic and physical activities

called also animal heat

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Ideal for sleepers with neck or back pain but equally well-suited for anyone who wants to enjoy a great night's sleep, this best-selling memory foam pillow disperses body heat in order to deliver cooling comfort to your neck and upper back. Popular Mechanics, "This Memory Foam Pillow Keeps You Cool While You Sleep," 10 Oct. 2018 The Matrix Power Watch from Matrix Industries runs off its wearer’s body heat. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Here Comes ‘Smart Dust,’ the Tiny Computers That Pull Power from the Air," 8 Nov. 2018 This caused cold water to enter the suit, robbing him of body heat and adding to an already stressful situation. Chris Peterman, Ars Technica, "Risky Thailand cave rescue relied on talent, luck—and on sticking to the rules," 22 July 2018 Cover the victim with only enough material to keep him from losing body heat. Obtain medical help as soon as possible. Cliff Kapono, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Basic CPR and First aid procedures," 8 July 2018 Because a child’s body heats up three to five times as fast as an adult’s, heatstroke strikes quickly and can kill a child when his or her temperature reaches 107 degrees. Ellen Byron, WSJ, "Long Efforts to Stop Hot-Car Deaths," 2 May 2018 Giddings said a search by a Two Bear Air helicopter with high-tech equipment in the hours after the crash found no evidence of body heat of survivors in the area. Katy Moeller, idahostatesman, "Finding 4 hunters 'almost impossible,' Idaho sheriff says. One family disagrees.," 8 June 2018 But maybe a relationship is about something other than body heat and attraction. Kenny Leon, ajc, "‘Take You Wherever You Go’," 25 May 2018 The temperature readings could initiate the diaper’s sensing capabilities, basically determining through body heat that a diaper has been put on a baby (or taken off). Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Alphabet’s Verily has a “smart diaper“ design that distinguishes pee from poo," 17 May 2018

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1861, in the meaning defined above

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body heat

noun

Medical Definition of body heat 

: heat produced in the body of a living animal by metabolic and physical activity

called also animal heat

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